Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2019

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Why attend

The African startup ecosystem is on the move. Not only are the number of ventures growing, but the quality of the businesses is improving. Never before has the pipeline of African innovation been so investible. And where talent leads the way, money is close to follow. More than 60 angel networks are setting up across the continent and a growing class of Africa-focused VC investors is backing and scaling up the best of the best. Once a year, this community of industry leaders comes together to share best practices and to learn from peers. The best companies are invited to join this meeting as talent and capital collide.

  • 300+ leaders from the Africa startup, innovation and investment industry
  • The latest trends, insights and industry research
  • Workshops and masterclasses for investors by investors
  • Exclusive networking and co-investment opportunities
  • Option to nominate startups in your portfolio to attend this event
  • An awards ceremony recognizing the best of the best
  • Investor Cocktail, Industry Leaders Dinner and Innovation Tour
  • Summit pass gives access to partner events including AHUB and AfricaCom

A rich networking experiences with a highly focused yet varied program. Lovely Waterfront Cape Town with views of table mountain.

Tickets

Summit passCape Town Innovation Tour
Entrance to the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2019
November 13 & 14
Cape Town Innovation Tour
November 15th
Welcome cocktail
November 13th
Investor masterclasses
November 13th
VIP breakfast + dinner
November 14th
Afterparty
November 14th
VC4A Pro Account
access for 3 months
450 USD50 USD

Summit program

Wednesday – November 13

Series of investor masterclasses and workshops at Workshop 17 (17 Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront). A more informal day that builds on peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and best practice sharing among participants, with leading investors facilitating the masterclasses. There will be four half-day workshops dedicated to topics such as start-up valuation, due diligence and starting angel networks.

On Wednesday evening, speakers, key partners and guests will be invited for informal investor dinners to meet and connect in an intimate setting.

Thursday – November 14

Full day Summit at Workshop 17 (17 Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront), including networking breakfast. The day will be filled with relevant keynotes, fireside chats and roundtable conversations examining how to unlock the potential of early stage companies across the continent, while building value for investors and shareholders.

Following the success from the last two Summits, raising more than USD 20 million in venture capital funding, we are proud to present the VC4A Venture Showcase – SeriesA, featuring 10 investor-vetted scale-ups from across the continent looking to raise between $250K and $5M. The scale-ups will be invited to pitch on stage as well as to engage with interested investors in more intimate ‘deepdive’ breakout sessions.

On Thursday evening, we invite Summit attendees and the investment community from across the continent for the investor dinner at Nasdak Rooftop Venue (26th floor, Media24 Centre) hosted by our event partner Naspers. Where we will be celebrating our successes over the past year and to close the event. This provides another opportunity for our community to strengthen their networks, build new relationships and spend more time with entrepreneurs and co-investors.

Friday – November 15 (optional)

Cape Town Innovation Tour, organized together with our event partner UK SA Tech Hub, featuring insightful visits to key startup hubs, accelerator programs and scale-ups around the peninsula.

Supporting partners

UK SA Tech Hub
Eventtus
Workshop17

In good company

Investors

4Di Capital
800 ventures
Accion
African Development Bank
African Diaspora Network
Africatech Ventures
AfricInvest
AHL Venture Partners
Akili
Algebra Ventures
Angelhub Ventures
Anges Quebec
AVCA
Benin Business Angels
Beta.ventures
Blue Haven Initiative
Brooklyn Ventures
Cactus Advisors
Cairo Angels
CAN
Clifftop Colony
Compass VC
Congo Business Angels
CRE Ventures
Dazzle Angels
DiGame
DMM.Africa
Earth Capital
EAVCA
EBAN
EchoVC
Empretec
Enza Capital
eVA Fund
fsdafrica
GBAN
Glenheim
Glo Ventures
Global Innovation Fund
Global Partnerships
GoBeyond
Goodwell
Greentec Capital
GSMA
Havaic
HIMangel
Hivos
Hlayisani Capital
Horizen Ventures
Innovation Edge
Intelligent Capital
Invenfin
IetP
Investment One
iungo Capital
Jozi Angels
KAIN
Kalon
Knife Capital
Kuwekeza Holdings
Lagos Angel Network
LoftyInc
Maine Venture Fund
Mercy Corps
Microtractio
Movement Capital
NACO
Nedbank
Neon Ventures
Nest
Newtown Partners
Orange Digital Ventures
Outlierz
Pepperfield Ventures
PIC
Quona Capital
Rising Tide Africa
RMI
SABAN
Samurai Incubate Africa
Sanaga Ventures
SAVCA
Seedstars
Shell Foundation
Silvertree Internet Holdings
Singularity Invest
Small Foundation
Spark-ng
Starttech Ventures
Tanzania Angel Investors Network
Team Africa Ventures
Techstars
Teranga Capital
TLcom
Total Energy Ventures
VBAN
Ventures Platform
Village Capital
Visions2Ventures
 Zephyr Acorn

Ecosystem and media partners

ANDE
AppsAfrica
Briter Bridges
Business Insider
Disrupt Africa
Fast Company
innov8tiv
Media24
MEST
Silicon Cape
Startupbootcamp
Startupbootcamp
Ventureburn


Your organization not on the list? Contact the organizers for opportunities and sponsor packages on team [at] africainvestorsummit.com.

Make the most of your visit

Key venues information

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